The Supreme Court’s ruling in King vs Burwell has some parallels to PPACA in general and the subsequent ruling on the individual mandate “penalty vs tax” issue in 2012, in the way in which it may influence policy decisions downstream. In the case of the 2012 ruling, Judge Roberts really provided us with two legal choices: obtain the kind of coverage the government deems appropriate OR pay penalty (I mean tax).
The K v B ruling, albeit another judicially illogical head-scratcher from Chief Justice Roberts, does not create any political emergencies or policy conundrums which could lead to the adoption of hasty “remedies”; remedies that would even be harder to undo when they miss their mark. For this small positive, those of us that favor Insurance market-friendly public policy alternatives to PPACA can be grateful.
via King vs Burwell: Even Wrong-Headed Decisions Can Have an Upside | Robert Nelson, MD | LinkedIn.